Day with youngest daughter

Had a day larking about with my youngest daughter Georgia at Humber Bridge county park.


Whitby Goth Weekend April 2013

It has been such a long time since I posted anything to the blog. Life has taken different turns so the photography has taken a bit of a back seat. Over the next month I am planning more photos that I have not had chance to blog about.

So here is my 1st blog of the year. And nearly a year since I last blogged. Spent the weekend up at Whitby and photographed some of the goths and surround landscape. The weather was better than this time last year. Was nice to see a few family faces.

I will be posting a few more shots on face book. Will put the link on when I get them uploaded.

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The Olympic Torch at the Deep

Decided to get up early and go join the crowds and watch the Olympic torch at The Deep in Hull. One of the stewards snapped a shot of me with one of the torch bearers.  Even managed to get on a YouTube video.

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Milly and Molly

I had been asked to get some shots of a friends two West Highland terriers. Two very well behaved dogs called Milly and Molly

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New challenge

I have been looking for inspiration over the last few months. I have looked at urban sketching and  Daisy Yellow Index Card A Day. Here are my 1st attempts I have done over the last 2 weeks.

Day 1.

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Day 2

Sat at a barbeque looking for something to sketch and surrounded by bunting for the Queens Jubilee

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Day 3


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Day 4.

Some shoots left over from my photobooth shoot.

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Day 5

Zentangle with Pitt Artist grey pens.

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Day 6

Spent all day weeding garden. Quick sketch done with fineliners and watercolours. Overdid it with pentel brush pen. Should learn when to stop.

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Day 7

Zentangle with hi-lighters

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Day 8

“Draw a map” this is where I live.

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Day 9

Messing with watercolours.

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Day 10

“Black and white” another zendoodle

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Day 11.

Urban Sketching. Revisted and old shot I did of the Deep in Hull. Promarkers from product set.

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Day 12

Doodle with the dotle method

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Day 13

String zentanlge. Coloured with Pitt Artist Basic set.

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Hornsea Inshore Rescue Lifeboat

Spent the morning  at Hornsea with local photographer Gavin Prest. He had organised a publicity photo-shoot for Hornsea Inshore Rescue. They are a rescue team based at Hornsea’s south beach. They are an independent rescue service crewed by volunteers and funded by charitable donations. There website is here:

More photos from the day are on my Facebook page.

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Steampunk shoot.

Had the chance to shoot a local Steampunk group at Hull’s Street Life Museum. For a midweek meetup there was plenty of people who turned up. All wearing Steampunk garb, googles. And a few with punked nerf guns.

Thanks to Shevek Chaz Moore,Terry Dunn, Leigh Spence, Betty Banzai, Ron Shatall and his wife, and Caroline Sweeney

More shots can be found on facebook:

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Live Art At Platform 2012

A few images of the fantastic artists and illustrators, who over two days filled two walls at Platform 2012 hosted by Hull University.

Art work done by visitors is also featured on  large roll of paper on the Hull School of Art and Design and Rabbit Heart Game Design table. Visitors where encouraged to unleash their artistic talents and make their mark.

All Image hosted at Flickr. Click on image for larger view.

Thanks To

Gareth Sleigtholme –

Lewis Alexander Jackson –

Domanic Li –

James Fenwick –

Coren Macniven –

Vicky Green –

Jason Wilson – n/a

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Covered my 1st Cosplay and gaming expo this week. Platform2012  was held at Hull University in three separate Halls. Most of my time was spent in the Cosplay and retro gaming hall. The event was held over two days, with various workshops for Cosplay, manga art and game design.

The whole weekend showcased some of the very talent people of Hull, varying from the live art to 3d game design. A table had been set up to encourage visitors to have a go at drawing and sketching. The paper had been started last year and several visitors could see their work from last year. The paper roll shall return at Platform2013.

Several of the workshops for cos-players and manga art I had the oppotunity to attend. The workshops showed cos-players an introduction into cos-play and how to make their own outfits, workshops for costume design where conducted by Missy Tetra.

Sonia Leong and Destiny Blue provided workshops to show budding artists the finer pionts of manga art works.

The 1st day was concluded with a cosplay masquerade hosted by Masakox part of TeamFourStar and voice artist of Dragon Ball Z.


Bridlington In Winter

A brief trip to Bridlington, East Yorkshire. Very cold and deserted. Post production with Photomatix and Lightroom. All shot on Canon 5dmkii.

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